United Way kicks off 2012 campaign
United Way Blackhawk Region will launch its 2012 fundraising campaign with events Wednesday, Sept. 19.
The United Way of North Rock County and Stateline United Way are merging, but campaign and pacesetter planning already was under way for each before the merger was completed earlier this year.
The Janesville kick-off will take place at Rotary Botanical Gardens, while the Beloit launch is planned at the Eclipse Center.
Father and son David and Daniel Cullen will again co-chair the Janesville-based campaign, while Ted Rehl will lead the Beloit campaign.
United Way annual sponsors BMO Harris Bank, Dean Clinic, Johnson Bank, United Alloy, Mercy Health System and Pelsue Orthodontics are providing the Janesville kick-off breakfast buffet.
United Way sponsors providing the Beloit kick-off breakfast are ABC Supply, Beloit Health System, Blackhawk Bank, Culver's of Beloit, Ecolab, Fairbanks Morse, First American Credit Union, First National Bank, Frito Lay, Metso Paper, Mid States Concrete, Paperchine, Regal and Taylor Co.
After the kick-off breakfasts, volunteers at both locations will participate in the Day of Caring, which matches teams of volunteers from area businesses with projects at local nonprofit organizations.
Among Janesville area Pacesetter Campaign participants that helped jump start this year's campaign were Agrace HospiceCare, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Boston Store, Catholic Charities, First Community Bank Milton, JP Cullen & Sons, Seneca Foods Cooperation, Universal Recycling Technologies and YWCA Rock County.
Participants who did the same in Beloit were Beloit Health Systems, city of Beloit, Culver's, Finley Dencker Buick-GMC, First National Bank, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Mid States Concrete, North American Tool, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Prairie Hill School, Siepert & Co., The Rock restaurant, Voluntary Action Center, Family Services, Beloit Meals on Wheels, RSVP, Stateline Literacy Council and the South Beloit School District.
IF YOU GO
United Way Blackhawk Region is kicking off its campaign with two events:
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a 7:15 a.m. breakfast buffet, 7:30 a.m. program and send-off of Day of Caring volunteers immediately after the program
Where: Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive.
Reservations: Due before Friday, Sept. 14, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (608) 313-8692.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a 7:15 a.m. breakfast buffet, 7:30 a.m. program and send-off of Day of Caring volunteers immediately after the program.
Where: Eclipse Center, Center Court, 100 Eclipse Center.
Reservations: Due before Friday, Sept. 14, by emailing email@example.com or calling (608) 313-8692.
Go online and visit uwnrc.org or call United Way Blackhawk Region President Steve Kinkade at (608) 365-4451.